Hey there everyone. Its been a long time since I have been here. There have been a lot of issues over the last few months. Just to catch you up - I got my SCS in late March. Started work hardening in mid to late April then pulled the battery pack loose in early May. After that there was a lot of conflict with the surgeon that installed the device. With a fair amount of arguing with W/C, my psychologist getting fussy with both me and W/C, and being flat out turned down by a couple of other docs, we finally found a doc that would take my case. I was able to schedule a revision surgery in mid-September but his first available surgery date he has was October 22. I went in for pre-surgery testing for my blood work on the 15th. I never heard anything so I assumed we were a go for the surgery. I get there, they get the IV started and do all the little preliminary things only to have the surgeon inform me that my white blood count was elevated - 18,200 and normal is about 11,000. So no surgery. I have waited 5 months for the pain in my side to stop. And now I find myself even more frustrated as I will have to wait a minimum of 4 more weeks for a surgery.
They are planning to move the battery pack from my right side to my right buttock. Not the hip area so much as more towards the middle. And he is planning a major rewire. He will not bother the cervical part of it but remove the wire and run it completely down my spine and across to the new area. He doesnt want me to have wire running all over my back - but then again neither do I.
So at the moment we are kind of back in the waiting mode. Waiting for anti-biotics to work, get new blood work, and finally the surgery. I have to tell you it kinda sucks thinking about having a surgery around the holidays. But I am so tired of the pain. I soooooooo want this to be over.
Anyway, just thought I would catch you up.